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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 16, 2010 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

"just a moderate Republican in disguise."

Can you point me in the direction of a moderate Republican? Other than a couple of broads from Maine, I'm not aware of any that are around.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 16, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

So what is a very, very green Constitutionalist that also believes in free market capitalism, no independent central banking system and a Federal government that issues money in the form of sovereign credit instead of debt?

Break, break -

Did you know.....

If all of the oil in the GOM dome were realized instantly and transported to refineries we would have enough oil to meet the world's demand.

For 58 days.

290 days if you kept it all in the US.

Your mileage might vary.

Peak Oil anyone.......

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 17, 2010 12:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

you will not crucify me on a cross of gold.

this make me weep:

(CNN) -- President Obama's speech on the gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.

Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin, Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.

Though the president used slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, his 19.8 words per sentence "added some difficulty for his target audience," Payack said.

He singled out this sentence from Obama as unfortunate: "That is why just after the rig sank, I assembled a team of our nation's best scientists and engineers to tackle this challenge -- a team led by Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and our nation's secretary of energy."

"A little less professorial, less academic and more ordinary," Payack recommended. "That's the type of phraseology that makes you (appear) aloof and out of touch."

The monitor's chief word analyst found these three sentences insensitive: "Already, this oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced. And unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it is not a single event that does its damage in a matter of minutes or days. The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years."

"You shouldn't be saying that in Katrina land," said Payack, referring to the 2005 hurricane that devastated the Gulf Coast. "New Orleans lost a third of its population; it's still recovering."

But he praised Obama's phrase "oil began spewing" as active and graphic.

At a micro level, the average word in the speech contained 4.5 letters, a bit longer than is typical for the former constitutional law professor, Payack said.

Obama's nearly 10th-grade-level rating was the highest of any of his major speeches and well above the Grade 7.4 of his 2008 "Yes, we can" victory speech, which many consider his best effort, Payack said.

"The scores indicate that this was not Obama at his best, especially when attempting to make an emotional connection to the American people," he added.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jun 17, 2010 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

It is a fact that nearly all USA-held Pension Funds, Retirement Funds, and Mutual Funds are substantially invested in Oil Company stock, Coal Company stock, and Natural Gas Company stock. This sustained funding continues to grow today at the individual level, union level, company level, local gov't level, state gov't level, and federal gov't level. Total Insanity! Everyone knows that we need to get off fossil fuels. It's not sustainable to rely on them for fuel. It's not sustainable to continue to pollute our atmosphere with vast amounts of greenhouse gases. Excuse me while I smoke a few bowls.

CNN is controlling the airwaves right now, perhaps more than the "other newschannels." CNN has 8 or 9 people on-camera that are dictating to the rest of us, in the USA, the biggest brainwashing and propaganda machine in US history! If you believe much of what CNN is reporting, I feel sorry for you. I've seen them recently claiming that they've been there reporting in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) since day-one. This is the biggest lie — and journalism crime, of my lifetime! CNN replays a few clips of theirs, over and over and over and over each day, virtually without doing any "real" background, contextual, historical, scientific, journalistic, or honest perspective. Then, each weekend for the past month, CNN is virtually censoring ALL reporting on the Oil Gusher. They simply replay their clips all weekend. CNN is doing NO reporting from what I've seen.

At this moment, CNN is the biggest purveyor and cheerleader for "drill, baby, drill" in the deepwater GOM, off the continental shelf. CNN is much, much worse than Fox News. Everyone knows where Fox is coming from. What CNN is doing is tantamount to Treason. I say, "When in Rome, do as the Romans."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 17, 2010 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

but monte, they are the "most trusted name in news (TM)".
And that Anderson Cooper is "dreamy".

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 17, 2010 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

"It is a fact that nearly all USA-held Pension Funds, Retirement Funds, and Mutual Funds are substantially invested in Oil Company stock, Coal Company stock, and Natural Gas Company stock. This sustained funding continues to grow today at the individual level, union level, company level, local gov't level, state gov't level, and federal gov't level. Total Insanity!"

It is also a fact that every fiat currency has failed. Any and all pension funds, at whatever level, that are connected to these industries will also fail along with the fiat currency. Insanity indeed.

"Everyone knows that we need to get off fossil fuels. It's not sustainable to rely on them for fuel. It's not sustainable to continue to pollute our atmosphere with vast amounts of greenhouse gases."

That's the beauty of Peak Oil. Whether or not the collective 'we' do anything to "get off" fossil fuels doesn't matter. Fossil fuels are going to get off of us.

What we do on a community level after that is what matters.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jun 17, 2010 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

Agreed, Mando. I prefer the James Hansen (NASA climate scientist) model: "Put a tax on carbon-based fossil fuels at their source, port of entry, and mines. Use this Tax Money to provide cash rebates to people who use less fossil fuels."

Jim and I agree that the "cap and trade" proposal is huge scheme for Wall Street traders. It is a ripoff and scam. If this becomes reality, it will be the largest Global scale disaster in History.

Democracy Now interview with James Hansen, 22 December 2009: Why James Hansen is Pleased the Copenhagen Summit Failed, "Cap and Fade," Climategate and More

James Hansen also teaches at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He’s just out with his first book; it’s called Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth [about] the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

AMY GOODMAN: Dr. Hansen, why weren’t you at Copenhagen. I mean, this is your thing. It was the global warming summit of summits.

JAMES HANSEN: Well, they were talking about having a cap-and-trade-with-offsets agreement, which is analogous to the Kyoto Protocol, which was disastrous. Before the Kyoto Protocol, global emissions of carbon dioxide were going up one-and-a-half percent per year. After the accord, they went up three percent per year. That approach simply won’t work.

And I’m actually quite pleased with what happened at Copenhagen, because now we have basically a blank slate. We have China and the United States talking to each other, and it’s absolutely essential. Those are the two big players that have to come to an agreement. But it has to be an honest agreement, one which addresses the basic problem. And that is that fossil fuels are the cheapest source of energy on the planet. And unless we address that and put a price on the emissions, we can’t solve the problem.

I’ve talked with many economists, and the majority of them agree that the cap and trade with offsets is not the way to address the problem. You have to put an honest price on carbon, which is going to have to gradually rise over time.

With "cap and trade," they attempt to put a cap on different sources of carbon dioxide emissions. They say there’s a limit on how much a given industry in a country can emit. But the problem is that the emissions just go someplace else. That’s what happened after Kyoto, and that’s what would happen again, if—as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, they will be burned someplace. You know, the Europeans thought they actually reduced their emissions after Kyoto, but what happened was the products that had been made in their countries began to be made in other countries, which were burning the cheapest form of fossil fuel, so the total emissions actually increased.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jun 17, 2010 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

You are right about the transition away from fossil fuels - it's gonna have to happen eventually. Being aware of the change is not enough though, one has to be part of the change in order to not be left behind as it occurs.

If only more people could envision a planet sucked dry of fossil fuels. It's a pretty shocking proposition but a truthful projection, right? It's a future reality that must be considered heavily in influencing our lifestyle patterns as we prepare for a transition. If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem, right?

Gotta act now so that we are ready when Peak Oil comes and with it a disruption of the current norms.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 16, 2010 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

" Can you point me in the direction of a moderate Republican?"

yeah I call them Democrats

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 16, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

Ha! So true.

I love the idea of making politicians dressing like NASCAR drivers with patches to represent the source of their campaign cash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV2PBJRq-io

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 16, 2010 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

sad. I often wonder what it's like to walk around blind to how we've been sold out. So much so that you actyually DEFEND who's doing it

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 16, 2010 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

I don't know, but I say keep the government's hands off my medicare! And away from VA benefits!

I'm going to just give up and run for a seat on the Texas Board of Eshucation

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jun 16, 2010 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

see you at the Tea Party
(tee-hee :) I've only been to one (in Pleasanton), couldnt smell herbtea so i left.

This post was modified by rastamon on 2010-06-16 18:43:15

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 16, 2010 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

Rasta - is it Tancredo-Palin or Palin-Tancredo?

And your more likely to bump into me at Cajun Pacific at 47th and Irving.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jun 16, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

next time I'm in the area, I'll check it out. Nice mural, thats another thing I enjoy in SF...art

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 16, 2010 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

Chuck Maddox is the chef and runs it. He went to cooking school in New Orleans and proposed to his wife, Katie (my longtime pal and cohort at many a Dead show), on a riverboat at jazzfest during the break at a Galactic show. They are real good friends with Galactic, Papa Mali, and a bunch of other New Orleans folks. Zigaboo Modeliste introduced them and Rebirth Brass Band played "A Love Supreme" at Katie walked down aisle at wedding. In short, he knows cajun cooking and does it like no one's business. Very small room where he cooks in front of you and interacts with folks. Can't beat it. Full on New Orleans flavor.
http://www.cajunpacific.com/
Only open a couple of days a week; rest of time cater and private events. You'll "dig it".

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jun 16, 2010 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

neither, and you have my vote!
Best SOTM ever.... http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-09-26.dsbd.miller.28788.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 16, 2010 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (And I Say) Row (Barack) Row

" couldnt smell herbtea so i left. "

good one!

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